Wednesday, March 23, 2011

It's been over a year.......

Since I have posted here. And I'm sure no one is surprised......what am I talking about? I'm sure no one has even looked at this blog in more than a year. I'm still couponing & snatching up as many bargains as possible. I will try & post my recent trip to Kroger later.

Speaking of which......there is something about that trip bothering me. I had several transactions (as usual) and I used the self checkout for my first 2transactions. Took those items to the car and came back in to do a few more transactions. When I was ready to check out the self checkout lady sent me to lane 7 which was closed and called the manager & a woman that was in the office to check me out & bag my items. There was also a regular checkout lane open but apparently the manager wanted to check out my purchases himself. I had 4 transactions this time. The manager looked over all my coupons and "inspected" them and double checked on his screen that I bought what was on the coupon. It just made me feel really uncomfortable, like I was doing something wrong. When in fact I was following all the rules & just trying to save my family money. My Kroger is normally very coupon friendly so I'm not sure what was going on today but it bothers me just a tad. But in the end I know that I was following all the rules so I guess all is good.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Back in the saddle again.....

I hit Walgreens again last night and here is what I got:

And for any family members out there that might be reading....... NO!!!!! There is nothing that you need to know....I am stocking up on diapers for my babysitter!!!! Anyway, I started with a $3 RR plus a $1.50 RR that the nice lady in front of me gave me (she earned it on the candy bars & said she wouldn't use it). I ended up spending $21.21 out of pocket for everything in the picture (plus a soda & a candy bar that somehow disappeared, hmmmm, wonder where that thing went??? LOL) Plus, I have $12 in new RR for my next trip. Not bad for 5 packages of Huggies, 4 Theraflu, 3 Dove Body Wash, 18 Ramen Noodles, 12 candy bars & a soda!!!!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Couponing.....oh, how I missed you

After taking off from couponing during the holidays and trying to use up some of my stash during the month of January I took a quick trip to Walgreens & Kroger this week and walked away with some great deals. It made me realize how much I have missed snagging my good bargains over the last couple of months.

First stop.....Walgreens. I did have 2 of the $10 Register Rewards left over from the Pepsi deal a couple of weeks ago so I had to get those used. I got the following by using those 2 - $10 RR plus $45.16 OOP and I have $48 in new RR to work with next week.

Then a quick trip over to Kroger only to be half way done shopping when the power went out. But I waited it out and glad that I did because I scored all of this for just $10.88!!!!

I am planning another Kroger trip for tomorrow so I can take advantage of some more of $5 "instant rebate" items as I am thinking is might be the last week of it for a while. I will post that trip later in the week.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Well, it's been a few months since my last post...

Seems that is becoming a regular habit of mine huh? Well, since my last post I have gotten a part time job with a local craft store. It's nice to have a little extra cash but it seems that most of my earnings seems to go right back to them!!! Oh, well, at least I am getting some cute stuff for decorating my house!!!!

Well, my mom was here visiting for a few days and she thinks we have too much stuff in our freezers and pantry sooooo......I decided to start participating in a freezer challenge for the month of January that one of my favorite bloggers is hosting. I hope to start participation this the meantime I need to inventory my stuff and come up with a menu. I will keep you all posted!!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Here is my trip to Wal-Mart last Saturday evening...upon coming home I discovered that my cashier did not scan $7 worth of my coupons. I went back today to see if we could get this resolved, sure that there was nothing that they could about it today, 5 days later. Well, to my surprise, it was actually better that I waited because they do not count out the registers until the following day and based on that info my cashiers register was in fact over by $7 worth of coupons. Easy as that....I got my $7 back!!!! So, here is what I purchased on Saturday and after getting the coupon thing fixed to today I ended up paying a grand total of $24.36 OOP for everything in this picture:

And since I was in Hannibal anyway I decided to swing by Walgreens and try & snag a few more bargains. They were out of 1 of the RR items that I wanted and I have to go to Quincy tomorrow anyway so I will probably try the WAGS there for the item that I am wanting. Anyway, I spent a grand total today of $13.55 (doing 3 seperate transactions) not my best totals but I am happy with that, plus a have a $10 RR to use tomorrow or start next with. Here are my purchases:

Sunday, September 13, 2009

I'm baaaccck.......

I have been busy couponing and hope to be able to share many of my routine saving adventures here with you on a regular basis. With that said lets get is my latest shopping trip to WAGS:

Any guess on how much I paid for all of the above? Awww, come on, just take a guess........if you guessed $1.11 OOP then you would be right!!!! Plus I earned $9 in RR for my next visit to Walgreens. I was pretty impressed if I do say so myself!!!!! If I had paid full price (no sales & no coupons) for all of that stuff I would have spent $77.52. Not sure what the % of saving that is but looks pretty good to me!!!! Until next time......


Tuesday, May 5, 2009

I bet you guys thought I forgot about this place.....

Well, you are right!!! Not sure what happened last summer to cause me to neglect my blog so severely. Well, David Cook *might* have had something to do with it. Yes, I am still obsessed with that man (much to my mom & husbands dismay).

So....what have I been up to? Well, I have been to several David Cook concerts this year (imagine that), I am a substitute teacher at our local school (not too difficult & $70 a day), Lance is in 2nd grade (for another 16 days anyway), Ty is graduating from high school on the 22nd (hopefully), Rylee's first year of pre-school graduation is May 15th and she has a dance recital the 23rd & 24th. Plus, we have 2 birthdays coming up in June...Lance will be 8 & Rylee will be 4. WHERE does the time go?

I haven't gotten much scrapbooking done lately but I am hoping that will change real soon. My scrapbooking room is in the middle of a "makeover" and I will be sooo much more organized when it is completed that hopefully I will be able to crank out lots of pages. A girl can dream right? (LOL)

Well, I know that I no longer have any blog followers but I am going to keep it up this time (I promise) because I really enjoyed finding this place again and reading all my old posts (giggle).

Well, off to help Lance with his math homework & then head out to ball practice.